Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 168 199
Rank change year-on-year -15 +31 -36
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 26 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.41% 0.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.76% 3.38% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 8
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.99% +31.67%
10th Percentile £363 £343 £406
90th Percentile £638 £476 £814
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -14.29% -11.40%

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 546 591 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.51% 12.03% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 356 443
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £258 £200 £208
90th Percentile £550 £525 £516
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 36
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £21.79 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.34% -12.84% -20.48%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.00 £11.19
90th Percentile £24.90 £53.75 £42.25
England median hourly rate £20.08 £20.60 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.55% -8.44% +2.27%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +4 8 £400 - 5
Warwickshire +13 7 £450 +28.57%
Coventry -7 7 - - 6
Staffordshire -11 6 £390 +0.65% 2
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 12 (46.15%) CISSP
2 10 (38.46%) Information Security
2 10 (38.46%) Retail
2 10 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (30.77%) Security Architecture
3 8 (30.77%) IT Strategy
4 7 (26.92%) User Experience
4 7 (26.92%) Finance
4 7 (26.92%) CISM
5 6 (23.08%) Logistics
5 6 (23.08%) GDPR
5 6 (23.08%) FMCG
6 5 (19.23%) SaaS
6 5 (19.23%) PaaS
6 5 (19.23%) IaaS
6 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
7 4 (15.38%) VPN
7 4 (15.38%) UML
7 4 (15.38%) MBA
7 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (15.38%) Degree
7 4 (15.38%) TOGAF
7 4 (15.38%) PKI
7 4 (15.38%) BPMN
7 4 (15.38%) ArchiMate
7 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 4 (15.38%) Product Management

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (19.23%) IaaS
2 5 (19.23%) PaaS
2 5 (19.23%) SaaS
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) VPN
2 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 10 (38.46%) Retail
2 7 (26.92%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Architect
1 10 (38.46%) Security Architect
2 6 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Product Owner
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Product Owner
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (11.54%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) IT Manager
4 3 (11.54%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) IT Security Manager
4 3 (11.54%) IT Security Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Security Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Security Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Web Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Web Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Delivery Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) OAuth
1 1 (3.85%) OAuth2
1 1 (3.85%) OpenID
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) User Experience
2 6 (23.08%) FMCG
3 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
4 4 (15.38%) PKI
5 3 (11.54%) PMI
6 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.85%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
1 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Information Security
2 8 (30.77%) IT Strategy
2 8 (30.77%) Security Architecture
3 6 (23.08%) Logistics
4 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (15.38%) ArchiMate
5 4 (15.38%) BPMN
5 4 (15.38%) Line Management
5 4 (15.38%) Product Management
5 4 (15.38%) TOGAF
5 4 (15.38%) UML
5 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 3 (11.54%) Change Control
6 3 (11.54%) Project Governance
6 3 (11.54%) Re-Platforming
6 3 (11.54%) SDLC
6 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (11.54%) UX Design
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) CISSP
2 7 (26.92%) CISM
3 4 (15.38%) Degree
3 4 (15.38%) MBA
4 3 (11.54%) PMI Certification
4 3 (11.54%) PMP
5 2 (7.69%) CISA
6 1 (3.85%) CCNP
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.85%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (23.08%) GDPR
3 3 (11.54%) QA
4 2 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (3.85%) COBIT
5 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) CASB
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft